Course: Animal Genomics

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Course title Animal Genomics
Course code KGZB/AGZ
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Čítek Jindřich, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Importance of farm animal genomics; Descriptive genomics (linkage maps - purpose, construction principle, genetic markers used and their evaluation and testing (PCR_RFLP, microsatellites, SNP, DNA arrays, programs used for construction, databases), cytogenetic maps (nomenclature and karyotypes, in situ hybridization, somatic hybrid cells, Zoo-FISH, databases), comparative maps (principle, nomenclature, use, database), RH maps (construction principle, meaning, database), physical maps (contig construction), livestock genome sequencing (gene and genome organization, principle of sequencing, current status and significance, database of sequences, programs for their comparison.) Principles of QTL mapping in cattle and pigs (used populations, current status, databases, types of genetic markers, selection using markers).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Semestral paper - 90 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of livestock genomics is to identify genes that determine the phenotypic variability of utility traits and properties for the purpose of their manipulation in populations by means of selection using markers (MAS).
The student can independently navigate in the given issue and is able to use the acquired knowledge in their scientific activities or other practice.
Prerequisites
The student is familiar with the issues within the scope of university studies and is willing to study independently.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Standard knowledge of genetics, physiology and biochemistry of animals
Recommended literature
  • Brown, T. A. Genomes. Oxford, Bios Scientific Publishers 1999, 450 s..
  • Dunham, I. Genome Mapping and Sequencing. Norfolk, Horizon Scientific Press 2003, 470 s.
  • Georges, M. Introductory Genomics. Liége, C.B. I.G. & Fac. Vet. Med., University of Liége 2004, 140 s..
  • Georges, M. Modern Genetics for Veterinarians and the Animal Sciences. Liége, University of Liége 2002.
  • Hunt, S. P., Livesey, F. J. Functional Genomics. Oxford, Oxford University Press 2000, 250 s..
  • Ruvinsky, A. & Marshal Graves, J.A. (ed.). Mammalian Genomics. Cambridge, MA, USA, CAB International 2005, 600 s..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -